And here’s the cherry on the ice cream




Monika of gave me this. Its suddenly raining awards. And I’m greedily getting soaked in the rain. Thankee, Monika, am honoured.

Now for the Rules
1. Thank the person that gave this to you
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List 3 things you love about yourself
4. Post a picture you love (e.g a person you adore etc.)
5. Tag 5 people you wish to pass this award on to

Since I have already done the first two, I need to list out three things that I love about myself.

A friend recently, sickened by my constant jibes at myself, had asked me to list out five things about myself that I liked, and surprise, surprise, I shot them off without a moment’s hesitation.

1] I love my vanity. It keeps me on the straight and narrow and gets me walking and watching what I eat when the pounds start piling on.

2] I love my optimism. I always believe its not the end of the world. Yet. No matter what happens.

3] I love my honesty. I can be counted on to hurt people by being blunt and then apologise one zillion times until I wish I could become an Ellen Jamesian (The World According to Garp, anyone), and never need to say a thing that could be taken the wrong way ever. But if you want to know if you look fat in that skirt, dont ask me.

Now for the fourth point, I need to post a picture that I love:

The son and me at his 6th birthday party.

This picture is recent precious because it suddenly hit me, at this party, that my baby is big boy now, and struggles to wriggle away when I hold him for a photograph.

And to tag five friends I think deserve this award:

All that Jazz


Birds Eye View

Indian Home Maker

Maid in Malaysia.

Get to it, girls, I will get down to linking the blogs and tagging you in a bit. Promise. Cross my heart. Deadlines beckon now.


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published eight books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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16 Responses to And here’s the cherry on the ice cream

  1. Violet says:

    Wow.. This is one eventful week for you! Congrats again.. and keep posting.


  2. blinkandmiss says:

    Both you and the lady in the background (your mom?) are looking lovely! Love her saree. And the brat is looking like a hero!


  3. aneela z says:

    relax..for arhaan you and the brat are still Baybee…he has been rattling off baby baby non stop as i read your post.


  4. Goofy Mumma says:

    I loved what you said about the vanity bit, that is such healthy and helpful vanity. I am completely with you on the optimism bit. Congrats on the award!


  5. shilpadesh says:

    Love this picture of yours.


  6. Sands says:

    Congratulations 🙂


  7. Gymnast says:

    Brat is looking so handsome!

    And i so wish i look at least half as good as you when i get married and have kids.


    • Kiran Manral says:

      Gymnast: *beams proudly* isnt he the handsomest of the bunch.
      Oh you will. You will look much better than I can ever hope to look.


  8. Sonia says:

    Glam Kiran with Dimple Kapadia hair!! You look beautiful..Congrats on all the awards.

    Alas and alack, the hair just photographs well. Its all mainly found on the floor of my house these days.


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  10. Done 🙂

    And lol I love my vanity too 🙂


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